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From: Batusic, Mario <mario.batusic@fabasoft.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2015 13:28:34 +0000
To: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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Hi All,

Lasy load - loading data chunk by chunk is the new art of shoing lists of large data collections such as of search results or posts. Both LinkedIn and Twitter use it. The screen reader users have currently following accessibility barriers where this technique is used:

1.      By fast tabbing the user reaches the last loaded link in the list and with the next tab the following contents coming beneath the list in the HTML code.

2.      The user has no possibility to find the next loaded item easily.

3.      Through these both problems the user is confused - this situation is somewhat similar to automatic scrolling where blind users are also "lost in space".

4.      One possibility to solve the problem I think would be the use of list widgets (aria role=listbox) where the developer can implement the keyboard properly and so overcome the loading patchwork. But in most situations there is more than a single link or text entry building a list item. A single search result for example could contain a header, a main link and possibly a paragraph of text following the header, witch could also contain one or more links. That is too much for a simple list widget entry (role=option).
Can somebody help with a solution? Or do you think the lasyLoad cannot be made accessible? Thanks in advance.
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